THE FOUNDERS PAINTING AT IBROX
"Peter McNeil, who's characteristic self-denial, and zeal for the best interests of the Club, used to journey to the most desirable part of the Glasgow Green about twelve noon and set up the now noted standards. But it was not enough to set them up. He had at first either to watch them himself or pay a boy for doing so until the classic hour in the afternoon was reached''
An excerpt from an article written by William ''Daddy'' Dunlop using the pen name ‘True Blue’.
It was these incredibly moving words which inspired us to approach the Artist Helen Runciman and have this image put onto canvas for Rangers fans to enjoy.
It describes a time of innocence, when one man took it upon himself to travel across Glasgow and stand guard over a good piece of ground to ensure the Rangers had somewhere decent to play their first games.
The Painting was unveiled on Saturday 17th October 2009 at the Founders Dinner within Ibrox Stadium by Peter McNeil's Grand-Daughters Heather Lang and Doreen Holland. Also attending was the artist Helen Runciman, Rangers legend Davie Wilson and Youth Players Andrew Shinnie and Tom Miller.
Later that month also saw the Founders Painting being presented to Rangers Captain David Weir at Auchenhowie.
The Founders Painting now hangs proudly at the top of the Marble Staircase within Ibrox Stadium.